Man stabbed to death in ‘argument over last piece of chicken’


Man stabbed to death in ‘argument over last piece of chicken’

Reinaldo Rivera is accused of stabbing another man in a row of some chicken, police say










man killed over last piece of chicken
A fight between roommates over some food escalated dramatically when a man was stabbed to death, police in Texas say.
Reinaldo Rivera is accused of stabbing 34-year-old Darwin Gonzalez to death in a row over who had the last piece of chicken for dinner, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 38-year-old and three other men were preparing dinner and had been drinking in a Houston apartment on October 30 when the victim took the last fried chicken drumstick and
ate it, police say.
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The pair began a verbal argument before trading blows in the car park outside the building where the victim was fatally stabbed with a steak knife, it is alleged.
"There was a single drumstick in the pan," said Houston Police Department Homicide Detective Fil Waters. "You can't script this stuff. It's someone getting killed over a piece of chicken. Pretty tragic."
The accused, who is not a US citizen, was injured in the fight and fled but later returned, police say. He was arrested and charged with murder.
"It's a shame, it really is," Houston resident John McDonald told local media. "I just felt that a human life taken over a piece of chicken is ridiculous."
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Another resident who lives near the apartment blocked added: "The whole thing is senseless and I think we need a bigger security force over in these apartments. This complex is too big to have one or two people walking around.”
According to USA Today, Rivera admitted to police he had stabbed Gonzalez. He is currently being held in jail on a $200,000 bond (£130,000). He is due to appear in court on December 16.

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